Arolas, Eduardo b. February 24, 1892 d. September 29, 1924 Tango Leader, composer and bandoneón player. Nickmamed "El Tigre del Bandoneón" (The Tiger of the Bandoneón), Arolas was one of the leaders of the modern tango. He composed more than one hundred pieces like "El Marne," "La Cachila," "Retintín," "Viborita," and "Làgrimas." He was advanced for his time in composition and also in tango playing. He died young, poor and alcoholic in Paris. His remains were repatriated to Argentina in 1954. (Bio by: 380W) Cementerio de la Chacarita, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina Plot: Panteón SADAIC
Bajarlía, Juan Jacobo b. October 5, 1914 d. July 22, 2005 Poet, essayist and novelist. He was one of the introducers of vanguardism in Argentina. Also a lawyer, wrote "Los Números de la Muerte," "La Esfinge," "Pierrot," "Monteagudo," "Los Robots" and many other books. Internationally, is best remembered for winning in 1964 the award "Mystery Magazine Ellery Queen." (Bio by: 380W) Cementerio Británico, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Balbín, Ricardo b. July 29, 1904 d. September 9, 1981 Politician and lawyer. Probably the most influential leader of the Radical Party during the 20th Century. He was elected several times as Representative and Senator. He also run twice for the Argentine Presidency. Well remembered for his opposition against Juan Domingo Perón. (Bio by: 380W) Cementerio de la Plata, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Balcarce, Marcos b. April 25, 1777 d. December 4, 1832 Joined the Military at a young age and was involved in the struggles against the Portuguese in Missiones Province, and against the English invasions. He was taken prisoner by the English. When released he went to Spain, where he fought against Napoleon. He returned to Argentina and took part in the May Revolution. Sent to Chile, he participated in actions for O'Higgins. He remained in Chile as Governor until the arrival of San Martin, whence he returned to Buenos Aires to work in various...[Read More] (Bio by: Glen Short) Cementerio de la Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina Plot: Pantheon of Meritorious Citizens, marked on the La Recoleta map as #6.
Basso, José Hipólito b. January 30, 1919 d. August 14, 1993 Noted pianist and composer. He lead his own orchestra for over fifty years. He began his career at 17, then participated in different orchestras and, in 1943, joined the Anibal Troilo´s orchestra. In 1947, Basso put together his own orchestra, reuniting the best musicians of the time. (Bio by: 380W) Cementerio de la Chacarita, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina Plot: Panteón SADAIC (Sociedad Argentina de Autores y Compositores), 2s 3 #202
Beltrán, Nelly b. August 29, 1925 d. December 2, 2007 Actress. Considered one of the most beloved Argentinian performers. Beltrán debuted on stage in the late 1940s, playing in "Las Lágrimas También Se Secan." She then made her 1955 screen debut in "Para Vestir Santos." During her lengthy career Beltrán played both comedic and dramatic roles and became one of the most popular faces of the Argentinian cinema and television. Her many credits include "Historia de una Carta," "Libertad Bajo Palabra," "El Rufián" and "La Gorda." She was married to...[Read More] (Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) Cementerio de la Chacarita, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina Plot: Panteón de Actores